18 Red Lion Court
The set was established in 1949 by Frederick Lawton (later a Lord Justice of Appeal) at 5 King's Bench Walk before moving to 18 Red Lion Court in 1997. It is now one of the largest sets of criminal barristers in the country with 90 members in London and Chelmsford and is ranked as a leading criminal set by the main law directories, the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
Members of chambers have prosecuted and defended in many famous criminal cases with former Head of Chambers Anthony Arlidge QC successfully defending David Moor and prosecuting Jeremy Bamber for murder; Max Hill QC prosecuting in the second Damilola Taylor murder trial; and Simon Spence QC in the Ipswich serial murders.
- 18 Red Lion Court Website, "A Brief History". Retrieved on 2010-12-2.
- "18 Red Lion Court is a significant player in the criminal Bar", Legal 500, London, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-12-2.
- "The 'large group of capable barristers' specialises in the full range of criminal and related regulatory work", Chambers and Partners, London, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-12-2.
- "Max Hill QC", Chambers and Partners, London, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-12-2.
- '"No comment" from Suffolk accused', BBC, 6 February 2008. Retrieved on 2010-12-2.